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BJD activists assault Chikiti candidate, rig booths: BJP

Bhubaneswar: As the first phase of polls commenced in the State, the BJP today charged that activists of ruling BJD are indulging in violence and booth rigging at the Chikiti Assembly constituency in Ganjam district. Briefing media here, BJP vice president Samir Mohanty alleged that BJD activists led by the party’s youth leader and Chikiti […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Cong claims 'grave' security threat to Rahul; writes to Rajnath

New Delhi: The Congress has claimed “grave” security threat to party chief Rahul Gandhi and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take immediate action to ensure full protection of its leader. In a letter, three Congress leaders said that a laser was pointed at Rahul during his interaction with journalists after filing nomination for the Amethi […]

Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi

Amethi: Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections. Irani filed the nomination at the District Magistrate’s office in Gauriganj. She was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier, she held a four-kilometre roadshow, cheered by […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJP
Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan cast their vote

Hyderabad: Popular Telugu stars such as Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun among others cast their ballot here on Thursday. Actors Sudheer Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Amala Akkineni, composer MM Keeravani and filmmaker S.S Rajamouli among others, also stepped out to vote on the first day of the Lok Sabha elections. Chiranjeevi voted along with […]

Blast outside polling booth in Maharashtra

Nagpur: A blast took place outside a polling station in Maoist-infested Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, official sources said. No casualty was reported. The explosion occurred outside the Vaghzari polling booth in the Etapalli sub-division where a few people were queued for exercising their franchise for the Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha seat. The blast was […]

Sonia Gandhi kicks-off roadshow in Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli: A day after her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Amethi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi kicked-off her roadshow here before filing her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections. Sonia Gandhi, who left from the Bhuyemau guest house at around 11.45 a.m., first performed a ‘havan’ near the Mohan Singh […]

Vote for soul of India, Rahul Gandhi tells voters

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged voters to vote for the soul of India and its future while slamming the Modi government for lying to the people in the past five years. He also denounced the Modi government over demonetization and Goods and Services Tax and also accused it of spreading distrust […]

PM Modi urges people to vote in record numbers
PM Modi urges people to vote in record numbers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as polling for the 91 seats in first phase of parliamentary elections began across 18 states and two union territories. “I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record […]

Audi driver gives flying squad a slip, abandons bag containing Rs 27 lakh

Rourkela: A special flying squad for elections today recovered cash worth Rs 27.49 lakh during inspection of vehicles at Mahapani chhak in Bisra area of Rourkela. The seizure took place after the driver of an Audi car abandoned the bag with cash and fled the scene along with the vehicle. Biswaranjan Rath, Nodal Officer of […]

Elections 2019: All set for Phase 1 polls in Odisha

Malkangiri/Jeypore/Bhawanipatna: Preparations of polling personnel reached final stages at the four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies of Odisha going to polls in the first phase tomorrow. Following the death of BJP MLA and three PSOs in Maoist attack in Dantewada of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, security has been tightened across the State, particularly in the […]

Odisha elections 2019
Odisha Elections 2019: A Look At Heavyweights of 1st Phase Polls

Bhubaneswar: The battle of ballot is all set to begin with the commencement of the 1st phase polls tomorrow. The voters in Odisha will choose their representatives for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies in the first phase, April 11. All eyes are now on the top candidates of the major political parties whose […]

Odisha BJP targets BJD
Odisha Govt logo on BJD Manifesto? BJP alleges MCC violation

Bhubaneswar: A BJP delegation on Wednesday met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing the BJD of violating the model code of conduct (MCC). The BJP alleged that the ruling-party has violated the MCC by putting Odisha government’s logo and website number in its manifesto for the ensuing polls. The delegation led by Odisha BJP vice-president, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Elections 2019: Rs 2 lakh cash seized from vehicle of BJD MLA candidate

Kalahandi: With just a day before the first phase polls in the State, the Election Commission flying squad today seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 2 lakh from the vehicle of Pradeep Dishari, BJD’s candidate from Lanjigarh  Assembly constituency, near Jayapatna area in the district. According to sources, Dishari along with his four associates were in […]

BJD mollifies Shipra Mallick to withdraw nomination?

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: Post the exodus of senior leaders, ruling BJD seems to be in fire-fighting mode. The party leaves no stone unturned to  avoid vote split in the elections. This is what is being discernible after former Kendrapara MLA and BJD leader Shipra Mallick decided to withdraw her nomination today. Mallick had filed nomination as independent […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
2 arrested for posting obscene video of Lok Sabha candidate on social media

Keonjhar: The Town Police on Wednesday arrested two persons on charges of posting obscene videos of a female Lok Sabha contestant on social media. The two accused, Bishnudatta Barik and Jaydev Giri, were arrested based on a police complaint lodged by the uncle of the contestant. Briefing media persons, Keonjhar SDPO Prakash James Toppo said […]

Op-Ed: Dealing With Red Terror

Bhubaneswar: The Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh’s Dantewada that killed a BJP MLA on the campaign trail and four members of his security detail comes as proof that Red terror looms large over these elections. A few years ago almost the entire senior Congress leadership of the state had been wiped out in a Maoist ambush […]

Stage set for polling in 91 LS seats, 4 Assemblies

New Delhi: The stage is set for polling in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on Thursday in the first of seven-phased polls to elect a new government at the Centre. Voting for Assembly polls will also be held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the first phase of Odisha. […]

BJD president & CM Naveen to campaign in Sundergarh today

Sundergarh: BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik will visit Sundergarh today to attend multiple roadshows and public rallies as part of his party’s election campaign in the segment today which will go to polls in the second phase. According to the itinerary, Patnaik will kick off the campaign with a public meeting at Hemgiri area […]

Fight over KALIA: BJP hits out at Naveen govt, calls it a ‘propagandist scheme’

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came down on Odisha government for blaming it over stalling of Kalia fund disbursements. Alleging that the much touted scheme is a ‘propagandist’ scheme of Naveen government to fool people, Union Minister Dharmedra Pradhan said the scheme will prove a bane for the BJD government. Answering media on […]

Basic facilities mandatory at all poll booths: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday directed all the states and union territories across the country to ensure Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) at all polling stations for the convenience of the voters. The EC, in an official statement to the chief electoral officers, listed the facilities to be provided on the voting day […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • EC